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Coffee break, with George Sholty in the sulky, dashed to a 1:58[1/5] mile in the second heat of the $55,635 Fox Stake race at Indiana State Fair. After a day's delay caused by rain, the C. and M. Stable's pacer led Meadow Grayson all the way in the race-off to win the 2-year-old stake by more than half a length, in 2:09[4/5].
Stephan Smith ($15.10), in winning the $25,000 Single G Pace at Yonkers in 3:03[2/5], led a five-horse blitz on the world's record for the 1� mile—held previously by Adios Harry and Widower Creed.
HORSE RACING—CHIEF OF CHIEFS ($20) got away fast, held on to a big lead over a field of 11—including 1960 Horse-of-the-Year Kelso—to take the $120,400 Washington Park Handicap. With Clarence Meaux up, Ada L. Rice's gelding ran the mile in 1:34[3/5], finished 4� lengths ahead of stablemate Talent Show. Kelso was fourth.
Weldy ($87.20) 43-to-1 long shot, sent into an early lead by Ray York, fought off a late challenge by Snappy King to win the $105,890 Del Mar Futurity. In gaining his first stake race, the 2-year-old colt raced the six furlongs in 1:09.5.
Green Ticket ($31) broke early to the front and, under Eric Guerin's careful hand, held on to nose out fast-closing Endymion to take the $141,635 World's Playground Stakes at Atlantic City. Adele L. Rand's 2-year-old colt swept the seven furlongs in 1:22[2/5], a record for the stakes.
Cicada ($4.70), ridden by Willie Shoemaker, outran eight rivals to win by 3� lengths over Jazz Queen in Belmont's $98,390 Matron Stakes. The 2-year-old filly, owned by Christopher T. Chenery, covered the six furlongs in 1:10[3/5].
Aurelius (9 to 2) took the lead with a furlong and a half to go, then outraced Bounteous to win at the wire in the $98,882 St. Leger Stakes—world's oldest classic for 3-year-olds—at Doncaster, England. Owned by Mrs. Vera Lilley and ridden by Britain's top jockey, Lester Piggott, Aurelius covered the one mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards in 3:06[3/5].
LAWN BOWLING—JAMES F. CANDELET, Pawtucket, R.I. became the first Easterner to win the U.S. Singles Lawn Bowling Championship when he required only 16 ends to defeat William Miller, Gary, Ind., in a playoff, 21-6.
MOTOR SPORTS—Defying 155� track temperatures, which caused frequent pit stops, 40-year-old grandfather NELSON STACEY drove a Ford a record average 117.802 mph to win the $96,000 Southern 500 stock car race at Darlington, S.C.
A. J. Foyt, the nation's leading Big Car racing driver and 1961 Indianapolis winner, coaxed his ailing car through the last 25 laps to finish four seconds ahead of "Shorty" Templeman, with Eddie Sachs third, in the $19,350 Big Car race at the Du Quoin State Fair.